Kendra Steiner Editions

June 11, 2016

swinging into Summer 2016 with MONUMENTAL MOVEMENTS…

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Just returned from a stimulating five days in Dallas-Fort Worth, and it’s time to get KSE back up and running again for our June-July set of releases.We’ll be offering two new poetry chapbooks and three new albums in June-July, the first of which is available NOW:

BILL   SHUTE

“MONUMENTAL MOVEMENTS: CASSETTE POEMS THREE”

KSE #347 (poetry-and-photography chapbook)

edition of 39 copies, composed Spring 2016

$6 US postpaid / $7 elsewhere postpaid

payment via paypal to django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com

PLEASE include a note with your order indicating which items you are ordering AND your mailing address, which Paypal often neglects to send me. Many thanks for your support.

MONUMENTAL cover

MONUMENTAL MOVEMENTS is the third in KSE’s ongoing “CASSETTE POEMS” series of poetry chapbooks, new poems inspired by cassette-only releases of experimental music. Previous volumes (now out of print, alas) grew out of time spent with releases by Derek Rogers and Smokey Emery (Daniel Hipolito)….this one grew out of time spent with a vintage 1987 cassette release from BRIAN RURYK called MONUMENTAL MOVEMENTS. While I was working with Brian on the release of his recent KSE album, he was kind enough to send me some of his older cassette releases—-I would put them on repeat while I was working, and the MONUMENTAL MOVEMENTS tape really struck me with its unique textures and sound palette. Talk about poetry in sound. This then inspired me to take the music and extract poetic textures and clusters from it (or should I say that the album provided a trampoline from which I jumped to poetry heights?). Four pages of new open-field poetry and four new photographs.

One hundred false starts, kamikaze gnats, starving veterans explaining that food is overrated, maniacal Disney collectors, bosses punishing us because our reality does not match their computer model, and it’s now illegal to feed or clothe the babies thrown out with the bathwater. Mixing salt with the silver. The image disintegrates the closer one approaches.

MONUMENTAL MOVEMENTS was the last piece I completed before my writing vacation to Louisiana last month. I produced FIVE new six-page chapbooks during my time there, and those will be appearing over the rest of the year in KSE-format chapbooks. We’ll also be issuing later this summer a professionally published booklet containing the three GULF COAST TRILOGY chapbooks composed in Summer 2015: DOWN AND OUT IN GULFPORT AND BILOXI; THIRTY SECONDS OVER PENSACOLA; and PANAMA CITY BLUES. There will also be other works coming out in professionally printed booklets in an 8″ x 10″ format, along with a kind of “selected poems” full-length book coming out perhaps in 2017 from another press, but it’s the original-format KSE chapbooks which mean the most to me, and MONUMENTAL MOVEMENTS is a good example of the possibilities of that format.

Grab a copy now as it’s a small 39-copy edition and the previous cassette poems volumes went fast. Since this is a poetry-and-photography chapbook, it’s probably NOT going to be republished ever in anything like the original format.

And while you are ordering MONUMENTAL MOVEMENTS, why not pick up a few of our recent album releases!

full-sized CDR’s ($8.00 each, ppd. in US—outside US minimum order of TWO albums….first two albums are $20.00 postpaid, then $8 each postpaid after that )payment via paypal as above)

KSE #335 (CDR), REVEREND RAYMOND BRANCH, “The Rainbow Gospel Hour…On The Air!”

KSE #334 (CDR), BRIAN RURYK, “Actual Size…degress again”

KSE #333 (CDR), ERNESTO DIAZ-INFANTE, “Tunnels”

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and some of the other recent poetry chapbooks:

KSE #325, BILL SHUTE, “Trickle-Down City Limits”

KSE #329, BILL SHUTE, “Good To Do, Good To Have Done”

poetry chapbooks are $6 postpaid in the US / $7 postpaid elsewhere


 

We’ll be offering amazing new albums from MASSIMO MAGEE and from ALFRED 23 HARTH in the next month. Stay tuned….and as always, thank you for your support of KSE…

 

 

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